10 reasons to love Ubuntu, Performance, performance performance


10 reasons to love Ubuntu, Performance, performance performance

Postby Tony Manco » Sat, 17 Jan 2009 00:41:17 GMT

Top 10 reason why I love Ubuntu

,----[ Quote ]
| 1. *Performance, performance performance* I'm running it on a 512MB
| RAM/2.7Ghz Celeron processor, and my Windows XP was unbearably
| slow. Not only does Ubuntu function smoothly, my internet is faster
| and I enjoy much higher download speeds (sometimes even up to 5x
| faster)
| 2. *The Update Manager*  I'm big with having the latest
| builds/releases/updates on programs, and I can get all the updates I
| need (or don't need) through one convenient little program. Makes
| life a lot easier.
| 3. *GNOME* GNOME looks great, especially with the default "Human"
| theme. The orange is refreshing from 6 years of blue XP (and 3
| months of various visualstyles), and if I ever tire of it there are
| endless other themes and variations waiting for me to try. Plus,
| having an "Applications" bar that actually is sorted and everything
| makes life a lot easier.
| 4. *Support* Running Ubuntu on a slow computer can bring about the
| occasional system freeze or program crash, but there has never been
| a problem where a trip to Google or the Ubuntu Forums hasn't been
| able to fix. Call me a nerd, but it's almost been fun learning
| commands in the terminal.
| 5. *It's not Microsoft* Ubuntu was created by people with a passion
| for a good OS, not a passion for a high paycheck. It's evident in
| how well-functioning Ubuntu is, without costing a penny.
| 6. *Boot times* My XP would take at times almost 10 minutes to boot
| up, log in and get going, and Ubuntu cuts it down to around 2. Makes
| my computer experience much better from the start.
| 7. *Wubi* When I wanted to try out Ubuntu, I was worried about losing
| all my XP files (which would obviously be very bad) when I attempted
| to dual-boot. But wait, there's Wubi, which was made for people like
| me who want to dual-boot. Easy setup & installation, and it's been
| working fine ever since.
| 8. *Open Source software* This was the biggest thing I was concerned
| about when I made the switch to Linux. What would I do without
| Microsoft Office, iTunes and uTorrent? The answer was
| simple-OpenOffice, Songbird and Transmission. For every
| over-licensed, expensive Microsoft or Apple program out there, there
| is an Open Source equivalent which costs nothing and works just as
| well (if not better). Kudos to all the developers and coders out
| there working hard making it possible.
| 9. *Desk spaces* Never has an OS made multitasking so easy then the
| "Desk" feature on Ubuntu. I can have my English essay on one desk,
| and Facebook and Pidgin on the other. But I wouldn't ever do that,
| would I? *wink*
| 10. *Knowledge* Like I said before, I have enjoyed getting the lowdown
| on how an OS functions, and I've come off all the better thanks to
| using the Terminal and doing my research with Ubuntu.
| Great job to everyone who has worked on Ubuntu or open source
| software in general, you've earned my thanks and added one more
| member to the future of computers.

Linux - You must break it | Windows - It breaks itself

Re: 10 reasons to love Ubuntu, Performance, performance performance

Postby John » Sat, 17 Jan 2009 00:54:11 GMT

Another post from trmanco where he "discovers" this stuff in a forum.
Isn't it odd how these posts mostly seem to be from new users who just
signed up with the Ubuntu, Mandriva etc forums?

Clue: If you want to seed and cultivate forums with your scok puppets, at
least wait a couple of months before posting them as "golden nuggets" to
Linux advocacy. 

It looks like Schestowitz is delegating tasks and trmanco has been given
his marching orders to seed forums with positive Linux material and then
discover and re-post it to COLA.


It will all end when trmanco goes back to school and continues his little
hobby of using Linux to crack into Windows boxes at his school.

Re: 10 reasons to love Ubuntu, Performance, performance performance

Postby Clogwog » Sat, 17 Jan 2009 00:56:39 GMT

"Tony Manco" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > schreef in bericht 

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAAH!!, You stupid cunt! 

Re: 10 reasons to love Ubuntu, Performance, performance performance

Postby Hadron » Sat, 17 Jan 2009 01:02:14 GMT

ony Manco < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:


Agreed. Excellent.

Fanboy nonsense.

Uh oh!

The terminal is excellent when you want or need to use it. No
question. The fact that you had to to keep your Ubuntu running will not
make you popular in COLA where they will deny the need.

The people who create Ubuntu are paid handsomely.

Lies or you are incompetent. My Debian boots faster than XP used to but
not a factor of 5 times faster.

You run Ubuntu as a Windows program? Wow.

Nonsense of course since most OSS works on Windows. You could have used
OO on Windows too. And OO is not a plug in replacement for MS Office no
matter what the people in COLA tell you.

You could have done it on XP too.

It can be very beneficial if you are interested I agree.

Ubuntu leaches off Debian where all the real hard work was done.

o how do we destroy Microsoft?"
-- An unknown author in unknown

Re: 10 reasons to love Ubuntu, Performance, performance performance

Postby John » Sat, 17 Jan 2009 01:16:06 GMT

leech 1  (lch)
	1. See Linux advocate.

Re: 10 reasons to love Ubuntu, Performance, performance performance

Postby Norman Peelman » Sat, 17 Jan 2009 09:27:58 GMT

   Even I can't give him that... maybe a bit sluggish here or there but 
I doubt it was unbearable. Unless it was clogged with malware.  I'll 
assume that's probably the reason.

Registered Linux user #461062

Re: 10 reasons to love Ubuntu, Performance, performance performance

Postby The Lost Packet » Sat, 17 Jan 2009 09:34:14 GMT

the operative here is "Celeron". I've yet to see a fast one.


  - Last night I played a blank tape at full volume. The mime next door 
went nuts.

  - No, I will not fix your computer.

  - Thought: It must be a {*filter*} to write your name in the snow in Arabic...

  - Don't sweat the petty things, pet the sweaty things.

  - Rice: 1.4 billion Chinese can't all be wrong.

  - I'm dreaming of a better world where chickens can cross the road and 
not have their motives questioned!

  - If you can make a cheesecake you can install a Linux driver from source.

  - Don't listen to the do-gooders, {*filter*}s are useless. They split, 
they leak and they burst. And the human stomach can't handle the impact 
of two kilos of {*filter*}.

  - Users who XNA their posts are admitting that their ramblings aren't 
worth reading.

  - (on Windows) You know why "last known good configuration" almost 
never works? Because the last known good configuration was a blank disk. 
- Sinister Midget, 15 Jan 2009

*#* Signoff: labo-rat (find / -name \*yourbase\* -exec chown us:us {} \;)

Re: 10 reasons to love Ubuntu, Performance, performance performance

Postby Norman Peelman » Sat, 17 Jan 2009 09:34:41 GMT

adron wrote:




Spagettio! Look, all OS's have a hicup here and there.

A 10 min boot time? Seriously?


Works in progress.

Registered Linux user #461062

Re: 10 reasons to love Ubuntu, Performance, performance performance

Postby Don Zeigler » Sat, 17 Jan 2009 12:41:37 GMT

I'll buy that. The last XP box I bought ran fine with 512 MB for the most
part, unless I loaded up Photoshop.
I misplaced my dictionary. Now I'm at a loss for words.


Owner and proprietor, Trollus Amongus, LLC

Re: 10 reasons to love Ubuntu, Performance, performance performance

Postby Rockinghorse Winner » Sat, 17 Jan 2009 13:30:02 GMT

n comp.os.linux.advocacy, Tony Manco had the audacity to say that:

What he said.

*R* *H*

"His one secret thought, became like a chain, binding down his spirit, and,
like a serpent, gnawing into his heart; and he was transformed into a sad
and downcast, yet irritable man."

Nathaniel Hawthorne, "Roger Malvin's Burial"

Re: 10 reasons to love Ubuntu, Performance, performance performance

Postby DFS » Sat, 17 Jan 2009 13:38:39 GMT


... is a pack of drooling lies.

* Windows XP was not unbearably slow

* he did not get 5x faster download speeds with Ubuntu

* Microsoft people don't have a passion for a high paycheck - they're far 
more dedicated to their craft than virtually all Linux/OSS developers.  And 
their products show it.

* Ubuntu did not boot up 5x faster than XP

* there is not an OSS equivalent to every Microsoft or Apple app, let alone 
one that works just as well or better

Re: 10 reasons to love Ubuntu, Performance, performance performance

Postby Sinister Midget » Sat, 17 Jan 2009 16:02:21 GMT

On 2009-01-16, Don Zeigler < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > claimed:

As she said "moo".

The computer can't tell you the emotional story. It can give you the
exact mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows.
 -- Frank Zappa

Re: 10 reasons to love Ubuntu, Performance, performance performance

Postby William Poaster » Sat, 17 Jan 2009 20:12:05 GMT

On Fri, 16 Jan 2009 03:43:34 +0000, above the shrieking & whining of the
trolls, Don Zeigler was heard to say:

Here's fanboi nonsense from Hadron Quack:

Linux as a desktop OS is pretty much doomed it would appear. 
Too little too late.
Message-ID: <fnd3jj$or8$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

So you think it's tougher for Free (as in beer) SW to replace MS SW? It
doesn't replace the MS stuff generally because the "free" application SW
is{*filter*}poor in relation to the purchased versions. The obvious
exceptions are already well documented here.
LOL. You guys just get nuttier by the day.
From: Hadron < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >
Message-ID: < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

Linux: "looks quite amateurish"
 If you ignore the reading of "amateurish" as "crap" one would hope
it does look like the work of amateurs since they are indeed amateurs
most of the time.
Hadron Quack - Tue, 18 Nov 2008 - COLA

I see no illegally maintained monopoly. 

Message-ID: <fk8pu0$ovj$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

The great majority of Windows application SW 
is eons better than it's OSS copy or alternative.
From: Hadron
Message-ID: <fkga6j$ure$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

Anyone who says Open Office is as
good as MS Office is living in denial.
From: Hadron Quark < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >
Message-ID: < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >

Oh, sorry, didn't I make it clear?  Perhaps I should have said:
"Here's nonsense from the M$ fanboi, Hadron Quack."

Google can reveal plenty other such quotes from him.
For all the troll's denials about not being a M$ fanboi, it's perfectly
obvious (as someone said in another group) that even a blind person 
could pretty quickly figure out that Hadron Quack *does* appear to favor

Re: 10 reasons to love Ubuntu, Performance, performance performance

Postby William Poaster » Sat, 17 Jan 2009 20:30:34 GMT

n Thu, 15 Jan 2009 19:34:41 -0500, above the shrieking & whining of the
trolls, Norman Peelman was heard to say:

So, according to the Hadron Quack M$ fanboi troll, distros such as:
Embedded Debian
GNUstep Live-CD

...are ALL *leeches*.

Still doesn't understand the Linux community, does he.

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"Jonas" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > wrote in message
news: XXXX@XXXXX.COM ...
> On Fri, 15 Aug 2003 18:42:10 -0700, Ben wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > My system is running Intel Pentium 500MHz with 80MB RAM. I have NT4
> > and RedHat8 installed on my system. I noticed windows performs much
> > faster than X in RedHat. The applications takes a bit longer to load
> > under linux as compared to in NT. I use 160MB swap space for linux.
> > What seems to be the problem? Why is there a difference in
> > performance? And sometimes Netscape closes by itself under my linux X.
> >
> > Any suggestions for improving performance?
> >
> > Thanks
> > Ben
> um
> Don't run netscape, run mozilla phoenix/firebird
> Don't run kde/gnome, run pwm/fluxbox instead
> if you can afford, buy more ram, 80 megabyte is poor, 256-512 megabyte is
> better.
> Which application tooks longer to load?
> improving perfomance:
> (Re)compile your programs for the i686 archiecture and the pentium3
> processor.
> (Re)compile your kernel for ---"the same as above"---
> Turn of programs you ain't using (man top)
> And plz, don't use redhat

This all is very sound advise. Don't use Linux on desktop at all. I tried to
get a browser and mail/newsreader to work at bearable speed but finally gave
up and
and started to use Win2000.
Compared to Mozilla/Opera/KNode/KMail
IE & OE are flying. AltDESK is no match to the
corresponding program in fvwm package but it's bearable.

Nevermind that I have to use Reflection X
to run emacs, xterms and the Motif app I'm developing.
Non operational backspace is a small price to pay
for a desktop that does not crawl (I did not
run KDE mind youm I used fvwm).

My next step it to ditch linux on my home computer
though I keep it solely because cdparanoia/cdrecord
are so much easier(faster) to use from command line
than Nero. And mplayer kinda works most of the time
(I like it better than WinDVD actually)

Servers are the only places where Linux belongs really.
Desktop apps in Linux crawl (if work at all).
They're just written this way I guess. Probably it's because of the portly
Opera seems quicker than Mozilla at times but still is
a dog compared to IE. So, Qt sucks as well
performance wise. I guess.

It's funny though, because I remember how proud
this crowd was some years ago bitching how slow
Windows was at the time and how much faster
anything built on top of X11 was :-)

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